protective footcover, the station attendant holds the footcover while the
soldier steps out and across the control line. The action is repeated for
the other footcover. The station attendant discards the footcovers in the
designated container. If the soldier is wearing the GVO, he stands next to
and faces the control line. Have the soldier step back about 12 inches with
the GVO to be removed first. If the soldier steps back with the right foot,
the attendant uses the right foot to step on the back of the soldier's GVO.
If the soldier steps back with the left foot, the attendant uses the left
foot also. The attendant steps on the back of the GVO as the soldier lifts
the heel and works the foot out of the GVO and steps across the control
line. Repeat the process with the other foot. If the GVO cannot be removed
by this process, the attendant cuts off the GVO.
The station attendant
discards the GVO in the designated container.
The soldier works the
chemical protective gloves loose using the pinch-pull method, and the
station attendant pulls the gloves off. The station attendant discards the
gloves in a container on the "dirty" side of the control line. The station
attendant from Station 6 meets personnel wearing the M24, M25A1, or M42
Protective Masks at this station and carries the canister for that person
until the mask is removed. The Station 4 attendant performs this duty from
the "dirty" side of the liquid contamination control line.
The GVO and chemical protective gloves are decontaminated as follows:
(a) Step 1.
Submerge the gloves and GVO in the container of hot, soapy water. Some of
the contamination will be removed during this step. When the GVO and gloves
are removed from the container, ensure that no water remains inside the GVO
and gloves. Do not decon any item that is unserviceable.
(b) Step 2.
Submerge GVO and gloves in the container of HTH solution. Thoroughly scrub
the items until no visible contamination remains. After scrubbing, submerge
each item once more before moving to the rinse container.
(c) Step 3.
Thoroughly rinse the scrubbed items, making sure that the items are rinsed
inside as well as out.
Check all gloves and GVO for holes, tears, or
punctures and discard any that are found.